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Six must-see photography collections during Contact 2013

The scope of Toronto's annual celebration of photography is so large The Globe has enlisted the help of experts to point you in the right direction of the can't-miss exhibitions.

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“Sun Eclipse” from Chris Marker’s Memory of a Certain Time, showing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Doina Popescu, director at Ryerson Image Centre, picked Marker’s show, calling it “a rare and exciting treat” to experience his photography.

Courtesy Peter Blum Gallery, New York

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Charles Henry Turner’s “Sand dunes” is part of Collected Shadows: Archive of Modern Conflict, showing at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.
The Archive of Modern Conflict has amassed such a photography collection, says photographer Robert Burley, that it “can mount exhibitions beyond the scope of most major museums.”

Courtesy of the Archive of Modern Conflict Collected Shadows

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From Light My Fire at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Henry Moore’s “Much Hadham.”
Contact co-founder Stephen Bulger likes that the collection includes “work from the early days of photography, together with contemporary pictures.”

Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images

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“The Anonymous Chorus” from Sara Angelucci’s Provenance Unknown.
Art Gallery of Ontario photography curator Maia-Mari Sutnik picks this collection that presents “wonderful narratives generated from anonymous photographs that have lost their original meaning and provenance.”

Provenance Unknown

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The Royal Ontario Museum will host Sebastiao Salgado’s collection Genesis.
Doina Popescu, Ryerson Image Centre director, says that viewers won’t be able to help but engage with Solgado’s work because of “his commitment to global environmental issues.”

Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas Images

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From Arthur S. Goss’s Work and Days at the Ryerson Image Centre.
Contact co-founder Stephen Bulger says the collection “offers new insight into the underappreciated work of the former City of Toronto photographer.”

City of Toronto Archives

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